Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
Port Authority Offers Help to Replace Pollution-Spewing Trucks
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
New York, NY —
Port Authority officials hope to reduce the amount of air pollution generated by the hundreds of trucks that haul cargo to and from the city's ports.
"Our proposal today is to replace older trucks that serve our port and we’re going to be providing incentives for truck drivers to replace those trucks with newer vehicles over the next year," says Rick Larrabee, director of Port Commerce.
He announced the clean air strategy with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the American Trucking Association. Starting next year, trucks made before 1994 will be banned from the port. By 2017, all trucks will have to be compliant with the EPA's latest diesel emissions standards.
Later phases of the clean air strategy will focus on reducing emissions from ships and cargo handling equipment.